Fayetteville, Ark. (PRWEB) May 07, 2015
Skosay, a leading customer engagement technology startup, has been awarded a $100,000 investment from the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority (ASTA) to further develop its technology. The Arkansas-based tech startup enhances the customer experience by providing customers the ability to give feedback to businesses in a private, two-way messaging platform.
“We’re very honored to receive this Technology Development Program investment amount from the ASTA,” said Justin Urso, CEO and Cofounder of Skosay. “We plan to use the investment to help further develop our native applications for iOS and Android devices, as well as work on an exclusive analytics dashboard for our clients.”
The goal of ASTA’s Technology Development Program is to assist in commercializing new technology-based products and processes through technology development activities. Applicants must have a well-defined project plan showing progression from idea, to prototype, to production.
“Skosay’s technology is changing the way we look at physical comment cards, 1-800 numbers, and meaningful engagement between businesses and its customers,” said Steve Stanley, Ph.D., VP of Commercialization of ASTA. “This tech startup has aspects similar to those of Silicon Valley’s, but its vision and strategy has what it takes to truly make an impact on not only Arkansas’ economy but also how businesses everywhere will engage with customers.”
After completing the Ark Challenge, a mentorship-driven accelerator program for technology startups, last summer, Skosay has seen success with several businesses, including XNA Airport, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.
“Customer service and the customer experience is one of our top priorities,” said Kelly Johnson, Airport Director of XNA Airport. “Skosay allows us to gather insightful feedback from our travelers and talk back to them, which is one of the most valuable features of this technology.”
Currently, Skosay is available through mobile web at http://www.skosay.com.
Skosay is a technology platform that provides businesses and customers a private, two-way messaging channel via mobile web application. Skosay is devoted to enhancing the customer experience across several different verticals, including retail, healthcare, hospitality, airports and more. Skosay was one of five startups selected to receive $50,000 in the Ark Challenge Summer 2014 program. It is also an Innovate Arkansas client, a program of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Winrock International that encourages technology-based innovations to create jobs in Arkansas through support and mentorship programs.
Skosay is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and founded by consumer packaged goods veterans, Justin Urso and Jason Kohrig. For more information, visit skosay.com or follow us on Twitter.
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